Be more informed about CSA’s Vehicle Maintenance BASIC

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) website now features the Vehicle Maintenance Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Category (BASIC) factsheet.

This new factsheet is the fifth in a series of seven to better educate motor carriers, commercial motor vehicle drivers and other industry stakeholders on CSA’s seven safety categories.

The Vehicle Maintenance BASIC factsheet describes what proper maintenance and compliance look like under Parts 393 and 396 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs).

Motor carriers and drivers can refer to this factsheet for information regarding the types of documents associated with this BASIC that should be kept, such as Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports, and for information about how to proactively address any vehicle malfunction or maintenance problem.